Parts for Carts, a subsidiary of Amigo Mobility, recently received an Economic Excellence Award from Saginaw Future. The award is given to companies in the Great Lakes Bay Region who invest in the area and help to create jobs.
|Amigo Mobility Founder Al Thieme and Parts for Carts General Manager Vernon Curtis|
Amigo Mobility Chairman and Founder Al Thieme developed the idea of buying used electric shopping carts and refurbishing the parts in 2009. Shortly after, Parts for Carts was born.
“Instead of tossing used electric shopping carts into landfills, we thought taking them apart, refurbishing the usable parts and selling them to service providers at a fraction of the cost would be better for the environment,” Thieme said.
As the general manager of Parts for Carts, Vernon Curtis employs four associates who test equipment, fill orders and track inventory. Curtis said, “I immediately knew this was an exciting opportunity. Not only are we practicing environmental awareness, but we also provide needed assistance to help businesses grow in the slumping economy.”
Congratulations to Parts for Carts on this accomplishment!